Highest paid cricketer in India

by Madhvi Bansal
Highest paid cricketer in India

2019 ICC world cup fever is on the high this time. Though, Indian cricket team could not had made it to the finals but it had played well during the tournament. Efforts of the Indian cricket team could not be forgotten just because it lost the tournament. However the lost of matches couldn’t lower the spirit of neither the cricket team nor the Indian cricket fans. Well, with the end of 2019 ICC World cup, it should not be a secret that who is the highest paid cricketer in India. If you take the ranking of the cricketers on the basis of their pay out then currently Virat Kohli is on the top.

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Highest income for the top performing cricketer

Virat Kohli has been consistently playing well in the matches since he his debut in 2008. It was his performance that lead him to gain the vice-captaincy and later the captaincy of Indian cricket team. BCCI has formed the payout structure for the Indian cricketers on the basis of their rankings. As Virat has been on the top positions hence his payout is also the highest. Currently, Virat’s salary is 17 Crore Rupees per year. According to Forbes, the annual income of Virat Kohli is $25 million. It is also estimated that the net worth of Virat Kohli is around $60m. 

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The most expensive player in the cash rich industry

No doubt, cricket is a million dollar industry in India and Virat Kohli is the million dollar cricketer. Apart from being a player of India, Virat is  a skipper from Royal Challengers Bangalore, a team of the most cash-rich league in cricket. He has been in the red-hot form since the past couple of years in IPL. Due to his super performance, he has been retained by the team by whopping around 17 crore rupees. 

Virat’s improved brand value

Virat is no longer just a player bit has become a brand. He is now the most valued celebrity in the country which has increased his brand value in the past few years. He has a brand value of $144 million which makes him the most valued and the expensive cricketer of the Indian cricket team.